Two things that can impact rates this week

These are the two areas that have the greatest ability to impact rates this week. 1) Central Banks, 2) Bond Market...

Flying solo buying a home? Here are some personal finance tips to digest before you make an offer

If you're a single person looking to buy a home all on your own, you may find that some mortgage companies are not crazy about lending to you. Some institutions...

Retail data a miss for December

Retail dropped more than expected in services such as travel and dining out, falling price-adjusted wages, dwindling savings and the end of the...

Home sellers increasingly becoming attached to what’s attached to their homes

It’s understandable. Now that they’ve formed a closer bond with their home over the past two years because the pandemic forced it on them, a kind of modified Stockholm Syndrome has set in. What are we talking about here? Perhaps someone is ready to sell and, with a series of wistful looks, decides it’s really hard to leave every piece of their lives behind...

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims higher than expected

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims were higher than expected, 230K vs. est. of 200K. The more closely watched 4 week moving average increased to...